Booklet - 'Questions & Answers on Life in Australia', Bank of New South Wales, circa 1970s Document Reg. No: HT 24126

Booklet 'Questions & Answers on Life in Australia', published by the Bank of New South Wales, circa 1970s. It provides information about: employment, politics, social life, medical care, road regulations and average food costs in Australia, in a question and answer format. It is one of the many publications given to newly arrived migrants at the Enterprise Hostel to assist them with the settlement process.
Eight page booklet with light blue cover, with an image of a boomerang and smaller image of Australia printed in dark blue.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victor Sikich, 2009
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: immigration, assisted immigration, settlement, refugees, migrant hostels, migrant reception centres
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: Inscription:
Front cover: 'Questions and Answers to Life in Australia/ Bank of New South Wales/ with Branches throughout every State.'
Back cover: 'You can bank on the "Wales"/ Australian Migrant Information Service, Bank of New South Wales, Television House, 14, Kingsway, London, W.C.2./ Telephone No.: 01-242 9648.'
Publisher: Bank of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1970s
Place & Date Used: Enterprise Hostel, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970s
References: This collection is also accompanied by a small archive consisting of company magazines, financial documents, and material relating to personnel and residents.

'A worthwhile Enterprise: the migrant hostel in Springvale', Exhibition Catalogue, Museum Victoria (2009); Powerhouse Museum website:; Migration Heritage Centre website: ; Agency Notes for CA 1649 "Commonwealth Hostels Limited, Central Office", National Archives Australia:;B=CA+1649

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